Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 15-5 and a road record of 6-2. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-5. The Bobcats have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 9-5 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Xavier Pollard averages 12.7 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Antonio Campbell averages 15.6 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bobcats. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Jaaron Simmons averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kent State averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 129th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 301st in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 97th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 52nd with 11.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 156th and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 215th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in the Division 1.
Ohio averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 49th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 174th and 175th respectively. In the turnover department the Bobcats rank 233rd with 13.4 per game. The Bobcats allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 331st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 97th place in the nation. The Bobcats force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 109.8 and they assist on 48.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Kent State turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Golden Flashes give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bobcats score 77.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Bobcats have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 51.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Ohio turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.6%. The Bobcats give up 69.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-8 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-5 against the over/under
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 9-6 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 9-5 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/28/16 G Jaylin Walker Foot "?" Friday vs. Ohio
Ohio Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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